Grenada: Health Minister proposes new HIV-specific criminal law

People who intentionally transmit HIV/AIDS to unsuspecting partners may soon find themselves on the wrong side of the law in Grenada, according to Health Minister, Dr. Clarice Modeste-Curwen.  “There are those who are saying when they discover their positive status, I ain’t going down so alone”, she told Parliament. However, Modeste-Curwen is warning that in due course, legislation would be tabled in Parliament to force culprits to take legal responsibility for their actions. She said it is a matter of concern when one hears on the street that an infected person was planning to infect unsuspecting persons because they would have discovered that they are themselves infected by the disease.